Years ago, I was invited aboard a friend's boat participating in Newport's Annual Illuminated Boat Parade. It was cold that night…VERY cold. Bundled up in our warmest gear we headed out, excited for the adventure, thermoses of hot beverages in hand. We climbed aboard and started decorating stringing lights from bow to stern; with holiday music emanating from the speakers, we were ready for our first floating parade! The boat we were on happened to be the last in line which gave us a good view of the boats ahead and the spectators lining up along the harbor.
And then…just before we were about to motor forward, the lights on our boat began to dim and the music began to fade.
Author: Michele Mullowney. Michele and husband, Jim live on Historic Hill in an 18th Century Colonial.
WE WON! A NEWPORT RI CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!
To our shock and amazement, not only did we win the Newport RI Doorway Contest, but we won Grand Prize! I am so grateful for my talented tenant, John LaPointe, he deserves all the recognition. A few years ago John made it his mission to help us decorate the doorway each year.
DOORMASTER, JOHN LAPOINTE'S DECORATING PROCESS
As each season approaches, John begins to gather great varieties of greens and colorful branches with berries, all with his latest design in mind. Piles of evergreens and colorful berry branches quietly build in our back yard. And then the magic happens. Tirelessly and with
The stunning design of this Newport boathouse offers soaring ceilings. nautical styling and luxury details that feel just right. With three bedrooms, four well-appointed baths and an exquisite chef's kitchen you have enough room to entertain summer quests and have your own private 3rd floor getaway too. Boasting more than 3,700 square feet of living space and 2,200 square feet of workshop space, just imagine having your home office perched above your very own marine workshop. It really doesn't get much better than that.
The ground floor marine workshop is perfect for working on your boat or simply storing it for winter - and alternatively works as the coolest garage on the block. Just steps from the harbor, this home
Rich in history and riddled with quintessential New England charm, these 49 acres of waterfront property along the Kickemuit River are not only just plain breathtaking, but they could probably tell a story or two about its unique settlers and current residents. Dating back to 1720 and known as "Touisset", which comes from the Native American name meaning "at the cornfield", this very special spot feels as if you have gone back in time where the smell of the salt air and the sound of gentle breezes blowing through beach grass was all that inhabited this great peninsula. You would never know that just beyond the stonewalls, wildlife refuge and working farms exists the vibrant city of Providence, the
Newport Harbor has it all and Goat Island has the front row seat! Sitting on the veranda of a Goat Island residence is truly like being afloat. No need to worry about admission to viewing the Newport leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, you are literally in it.
Sunsets and Restaurants
With 24-hour security, pool and tennis, this gated community offers a true escape on one of Newport's most treasured pieces of land. Watch the sun set over Jamestown Harbor from your living room (view from 1211 Capella, Goat Island, Newport pictured here) or take a short walk to Pineapple's on the Bay at the recently renovated Hyatt Hotel. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the harbor from the breezy porch of of the Marina Grill. Love being surrounded by luxury yachts?
Hogan Associates’ Broker, Matt Hadfield, wanted to do something more this year than simply sponsor a family over the holidays. He wanted to do something in the spirit of giving the whole year through. Earlier this year, he came up with the idea of "Project Re-Give". The goal of Project Re-Give is to collect unwanted or duplicate holiday gifts and donate them so that resident's of Lucy's Hearth may receive presents to celebrate birthdays and other milestones throughout the year.
How it Works: Instead of returning an unwanted or duplicate gifts, we are asking people to donate these gifts to Project Re-Give. We are not asking for anyone to go out and purchase gifts, simply to donate gifts that they may not otherwise return. Items are being